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The iPhone is now available – did you buy one? Glenn Fleishman braved the lines at his nearest Apple Store and reports on opening day hysteria (the controlled, efficient kind) and gives his first impressions of the new device. We also detail the iPhone’s voice and data plans, and the TidBITS staff chimes in on whether to buy or wait. And although it seems unlikely, there was plenty of non-iPhone news last week, as we note the releases of PDFpen 3.2, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0, updates to the Final Cut Studio 2 applications, a SuperDrive firmware update, the rest of Adobe Creative Suite 3, and iTunes 7.3 (which does in fact revolve around the iPhone, but throws in an Apple TV feature, too). Lastly, Adam looks at the latest brouhaha in the music world, with Universal Music Group refusing to sign a long-term contract with the iTunes Store.

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MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0 Released

Apple has released MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0, which fixes a number of unspecified problems with 2.2 GHz and 2.4 GHz MacBook Pro models. According to a post at MacFixIt, the update appears to patch several issues with the Nvidia graphics cards and may solve an issue with "shimmering" display issues

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Adobe Ships Rest of Creative Suite 3

Adobe Systems has broken with tradition by releasing products promised for third quarter of 2007 on the second day of that quarter. A quarter-based release typically means "as close to the last day of the quarter as possible so we can book the revenue in that quarter." In April, Adobe released 9 of the 13 main applications that form Creative Suite 3 (CS3) as both individual programs and 6 editions (see "Adobe Announces Creative Suite 3 Plans, Pricing, Dates," 2007-04-02, and "Adobe Ships Creative Suite 3, Offers Video Betas," 2007-04-16)

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PDFpen 3.2 Adds Editing Marks

For many of us, editing on paper seems like something that went out with the arrival of the word processor. And it's true - the need to edit on paper has been drastically reduced by the ease of creating and sharing digital documents

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Staff Roundtable: Who’s Buying an iPhone?

As nearly everyone within range of the Reality Distortion Field now knows, Apple on Friday released the iPhone, selling untold numbers - one analyst estimates 500,000, while another is claiming 700,000 - in the first few days, including one to our very own Glenn Fleishman